In the middle of this religious celebration, the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus made His way to the Temple and boldly taught the people there. As the Jewish leaders listened to Him, they marveled at Jesus’ words saying, “How did this man get such learning without having studied?” Jesus had never been to seminary, He had never sat under any Rabbi, He had no letters of degree. Yet He taught the scriptures with such authority that they couldn’t believe their ears.
In Acts chapter 4, when Peter and John were brought before the rulers, the elders, the scribes, and the High Priest to answer for their healing of a lame man, Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, spoke from the Old Testament scriptures pointing to Jesus as the Messiah. Verse 13 says that, “When they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.”
Do you want to make people marvel? Just spend time with Jesus, fill your heart with His word, and live it out for Him and be a living epistle. And people will marvel as they “see” the Gospel you share.
Pastor Doug Hardin